Snack Texture Estimation System Using a Simple Equipment and Neural Network Model†
AbstractTexture evaluation is manually performed in general, and such analytical tasks can get cumbersome. In this regard, a neural network model is employed in this study. This paper describes a system that can estimate the food texture of snacks. The system comprises a simple equipment unit and an artificial neural network model. The equipment simultaneously examines the load and sound when a snack is pressed. The neural network model analyzes the load change and sound signals and then outputs a numerical value within the range (0,1) to express the level of textures such as “crunchiness” and “crispness”. Experimental results validate the model’s capacity to output moderate texture values of the snacks. In addition, we applied the convolutional neural network (CNN) model to classify snacks and the capability of the CNN model for texture estimation is discussed. View Full-Text
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Kato, S.; Wada, N.; Ito, R.; Shiozaki, T.; Nishiyama, Y.; Kagawa, T. Snack Texture Estimation System Using a Simple Equipment and Neural Network Model. Future Internet 2019, 11, 68.
Kato S, Wada N, Ito R, Shiozaki T, Nishiyama Y, Kagawa T. Snack Texture Estimation System Using a Simple Equipment and Neural Network Model. Future Internet. 2019; 11(3):68.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kato, Shigeru; Wada, Naoki; Ito, Ryuji; Shiozaki, Takaya; Nishiyama, Yudai; Kagawa, Tomomichi. 2019. "Snack Texture Estimation System Using a Simple Equipment and Neural Network Model." Future Internet 11, no. 3: 68.
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